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Independent Gender Violence Advocate (IGVA) (Fixed Term)

London, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


Role Overview

Job Title: Independent Gender Violence Advocate (Fixed Term)

Location: Barking & Dagenham, London

Salary: £27,948 per annum

Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st March 2023

Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

Refuge is the UK's largest provider of specialist services and we are proud to be a leader in our field and an employer of choice, with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.


We are recruiting for a Independent Gender Violence Advocate to join our team in Barking & Dagenham. In this role you will work closely with victims of gender based violence from the point of crisis, to provide high quality independent advocacy and support to survivors of gender based violence at the highest risk and their children.

This will involve establishing and prioritising the risks to and the needs of survivors of gender based violence and developing and delivering individual support and risk management plans in partnership with other agencies who attend the MARAC. You will advocate both verbally and in writing in a range of settings including civil and criminal proceedings and with criminal justice professionals.

Essential Skills or Experience

Suitable candidate must have proven experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of gender based violence, you will be experienced in identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of survivors. With an ability to work in crisis or under pressure, you will have an up-to-date knowledge of criminal and civil legislation relating to gender-based violence. You will understand multi-agency partnership structures including the MARAC and have an ability to advocate on a client's behalf in a range of settings. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills to write reports, deliver presentations and to communicate to stakeholders in a clear and effective way.

This role requires an exceptional individual who wants to make a difference. Occasional evening work may be required.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality which underpin all of our work. Successful applicants will be expected to work within Refuge's Values and Behaviour Framework and demonstrate these in their everyday work.


Refuge offers: a competitive salary with annual progression within points of the salary grade; 28 days annual leave increasing to 30 days; clinical supervision for all front line staff a pension scheme that includes a 6% employer contribution; as well as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

Other information

Closing Date: Monday 24th January 2022 at 09:00 am

Interview Date: Tuesday 1st February 2022

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Refuge is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Job Details

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 19:00:00 EST
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London, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual